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Mathematical Sciences Grants Program

Mathematical Sciences Grants Program

Number: 12.901
Agency: Department Of Defense
Office: National Security Agency

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
12.901 Mathematical Sciences Grants Program

Federal Agency (030):

Authorization (040):
National Security Act of 1959, Sections (13(a) and 10(a), 50 U.S.C. 402, Public Law 86-36.

Objectives (050):
The NSA grant program seeks to stimulate developments in the field of
cryptography and make careers in these fields of mathematics more
attractive to Americans and to make NSA known as a possible employer of
such mathematicians.

Types of Assistance (060):
Project Grants.

Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Summer salary, professional travel, publishing costs, graduate student
support, postdoctoral support, and conference support. No more than one
summer month support. No released time from teaching during the
regular academic year.

Eligibility Requirements (080)

Applicant Eligibility (081):
Investigators must be an employee of a U.S. college or university, the
principal investigator must be at least a permanent resident of the U.S.
Graduate students must be U.S. citizens or intending to become U.S.

Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
This will benefit researchers in the mathematical science that are at
least permanent residents as well as their students that are permanent
residents of the U.S. and intending to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Credentials/Documentation (083):

Application and Award Process (090)

Preapplication Coordination (091):
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedures (092):
A brochure is available from NSA giving the form of the proposal. A
proposal may be sent directly to NSA by a college or university before
the yearly deadline. NSA has the authority for the final approval and
passes the funds to a college or university. The college or university
distributes the funds to the principal investigator, students,
postdoctoral students, etc.

Award Procedure (093):
The agency grant/contracting officer coordinates with the performing organization for the effective administration of the grant.

Deadlines (094):
October 15 is the deadline for submission of proposals with certain
exceptions, such as conference applications for which there is no

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Generally 12 months.

Appeals (096):

Renewals (097):
Only no-cost extensions allowed when work is not completed. Funds will remain.

Assistance Consideration (100)

Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Two years in most cases except for conferences, which are for a shorter period.

Post Assistance Requirements (110)

Reports (111):
Interim and final reports are required.

Audits (112):
Not applicable.

Records (113):
Not applicable.

Financial Information (120)

Account Identification (121):

Obligations (122):
FY 07 est $3,000,000; and FY 08 est not reported; and FY 09 est not reported. Note: No current information provided by Agency.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$5,000 to $60,000. Average: $15,000.

Program Accomplishments (130):

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
NSA provides a free brochure describing how to apply for a grant.

Information Contacts (150)

Regional or Local Office (151) :
Not applicable.

Headquarters Office (152):
Dr. Charles F. Osgood, Department of Defense, National Security Agency,
ATTN: R51A, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000. Telephone: (301)
688-0400. Use the same number for FTS.

Website Address (153):

Regional or Local Office:
Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:
Dr. Charles F. Osgood, Department of Defense, National Security Agency,
ATTN: R51A, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000. Telephone: (301)
688-0400. Use the same number for FTS.

General Information

Assistance Types:

Applicant Eligibilty:
31 – Individual/Family/42 – Higher Education (includes Research)
31 – Individual/Family/66 – Science and Technology
39 – Anyone/general public/42 – Higher Education (includes Research)
39 – Anyone/general public/66 – Science and Technology

Beneficiary Eligibilty:
45 – Scientist/Researchers, 98 – Education (13+)

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